Aircraft Carriers

USS Lexington (CV-2) - DWG DATE: 7 MAY 1941

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: General Information, Outboard Profile (port), Outboard Profile (starboard), Inboard Profile, Bridge Decks, Flight Deck, Main Deck, Upper Half Deck, Middle Half Deck, 2nd & Hanger Deck, Third Deck, Inclined Protective Platform, First Platform Deck, and Inner Bottom Expanded.

CLASS: Saratoga COMMISSIONED: 14 DEC 1927 SUNK: 8 MAY 1942


USS Saratoga (CV-3) - DWG DATE: AUG 1944

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: General Information, Outboard Profile (port), Outboard Profile (starboard), Inboard Profile, Bridges & Superstructure, Flight Deck, Main Deck, Upper Half Deck, Middle Half Deck, 2nd & Hanger Deck, Third Deck, Inclined Protective Platform, First Platform, Second Platform, Hold, Inner Bottom, Cross Sections Forward, and Cross Sections Aft.

CLASS: Saratoga COMMISSIONED: 16 NOV 1927 DECOMMISSIONED: JUL 1946


USS Ranger (CV-4) - DWG DATE: 24 JUL 1944

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: General Information, Outboard Profile, Inboard Profile, Flight Deck, Gallery Deck, Main Deck, Second Deck, Third Deck, Fourth Deck, Platform Deck, Hold, and Inner Bottom.

NOTES: The Outboard Profile is shown in the traditional starboard side view, however the island structure is also shown in a port side view on the Outboard Profile plate. Many other aircraft carrier blueprints show completely separate port and starboard plates.

CLASS: Ranger COMMISSIONED: 25 FEB 1934 DECOMMISSIONED: 18 OCT 1946


USS Yorktown (CV-5) - DWG DATE: FEB 1940

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: General Information, Outboard Profile (port), Inboard Profile, Island Platforms & Bridges, Flight Deck, Gallery Deck, Forecastle Deck, Main Deck, Second Deck, Third Deck, Fourth Deck, First Platform, Second Platform, Hold, Inner Bottom, and Outboard Profile (starboard).

CLASS: Yorktown COMMISSIONED: 30 SEP 1937 SUNK: 7 JUN 1942


USS Wasp (CV-7) - DWG DATE: 23 SEP 1942

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: General Information, Outboard Profile (port), Outboard Profile (starboard), Inboard Profile, Island Platforms & Bridges, Flight Deck, Gallery Deck, Forecastle Deck, Lower Island Platform, Poop Deck, Main Deck, Second Deck, Third Deck, Fourth Deck, First Platform, Second Platform, Hold, and Inner Bottom.

CLASS: Yorktown COMMISSIONED: 25 APR 1940 SUNK: 15 SEP 1942


USS Hornet (CV-8) PART 1 - DWG DATE: UNKNOWN EST 1941

USS Hornet (CV-8) PART 2 - DWG DATE: UNKNOWN EST 1941

USS Hornet (CV-8) PART 3 - DWG DATE: UNKNOWN EST 1941

USS Hornet (CV-8) PART 4 - DWG DATE: UNKNOWN EST 1941

BLUEPRINT PLATES (PART 1) INCLUDE: Index, Hull & Machinery Data, Tank Capacities, Main Steam, Auxiliary Steam, Main & Emergency Feed Discharge, Suction, Fire, Boiler Blows, Sea Connections, Gland Sealing, High Pressure Steam Drain, Fresh Water Drain, and Contaminated Drain.

BLUEPRINT PLATES (PART 2) INCLUDE: Lube Oil Piping in Forward Engine Room, Lube Oil Piping in Aft Engine Room, Lube Oil Piping in Forward & Aft Turbo Diesel Generator Rooms, FO Service Suction, FO Service Discharge Piping in Fire Rooms, FO Filling, Transfer, and Suction FR 35 to 82, FO Filling, Transfer, and Suction FR 82 to 130, FO Filling, Transfer, and Suction FR 130 to 156, FO Stripping Piping FR 64 to 106, FO Stripping Piping FR 106 to 160, Compressed Air, Diesel Oil, Steam to Heating Coils in FO Tanks FR 36 to 85, Steam to Heating Coils in FO Tanks FR 81 to 126, Steam to Heating Coils in FO Tanks FR 123 to 156, Steam to Heating Coils in FO Tanks FR 130 to 162, Refrigerating Plant, Distilling Plant, and Arrangement of Stern Tube Flushing Piping.

BLUEPRINT PLATES (PART 3) INCLUDE: Steaming Out Connections Fourth Deck and Below, Steam Piping Third Deck FR 10 to 54, Steam Piping Third Deck FR 54 to 106, Steam Piping Third Deck FR 106 to 157, Steam Piping Third Deck FR 157 Aft, Steam Piping Second Deck, Steam Piping Main Deck & Above, Steam Heating Platform Deck & Below Forward of FR 106, Steam Heating Platform Deck & Below Aft of FR 106, Steam Heating Fourth Deck FR 12 to 64, Steam Heating Fourth Deck FR 64 to 112, Steam Heating Fourth Deck FR 112 to 157, Steam Heating Fourth Deck FR 157 Aft, and Steam Heating Third Deck FR 10 to 54.

BLUEPRINT PLATES (PART 4) INCLUDE: Steam Heating Third Deck FR 54 to 106, Steam Heating Third Deck FR 106 to 157, Steam Heating Third Deck FR 157 Aft, Steam Heating Second Deck FR 4 to 54, Steam Heating Second Deck FR 54 to 106, Steam Heating Second Deck FR 106 to 157, Steam Heating Second Deck FR 157 Aft, Steam Heating Main Deck FR 0 to 82, Steam Heating Main Deck FR 82 to 130, Steam Heating Main Deck FR 130 Aft, Steam Heating Forecastle Deck & 8'-0" Above Main Deck FR 0 to 82, Steam Heating Gallery Deck FR 0 to 82, Steam Heating Forecastle Deck & 8'-0" Above Main Deck and 6'-11" Below FR 82 to 130, and Steam Heating System Island.

NOTES: There are no dates on any of these drawings. The only modifications that the Hornet received were to her AA guns and the addition of CXAM RADAR in June of 1942. These modifications would not have altered these drawings. Since the Hornet was sunk in October of 1942, there were likely no modifications from her 1941 as-built configuration, which is what these drawings appear to represent.

CLASS: Yorktown COMMISSIONED: 20 OCT 1941 SUNK: 27 OCT 1942


USS Hornet (CVS-12) - DWG DATE: 1956 (SCB125)

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: Forecastle Deck, Gallery Deck, Main Deck, Second Deck, and Third Deck.

CLASS: Essex COMMISSIONED: 29 NOV 1943 DECOMMISSIONED (FINAL): 26 JUN 1970


USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) - DWG DATE: SEP 1946

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: General Data, Outboard Profile (Starboard), Outboard Profile (Port), Inboard Profile, Island Platform & Bridges, Flight Deck, Gallery Deck, Forecastle Deck, Main Deck, Second Deck, Third Deck, Fourth Deck, First Platform, Second Platform, Hold, Third Bottom, and Double Bottom.

CLASS: Essex COMMISSIONED: 25 MAY 1943 DECOMMISSIONED: 9 JAN 1947


USS Monterey (CVL-26) - DWG DATE: 6 NOV 1950

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: General Information, Sections, Outboard Profile (port), Outboard Profile (starboard), Bridges, Flight Deck, Gallery Deck and Walkways, Poop Deck and Forecastle Deck, Hangar Deck, Main Deck, Second Deck, Third Deck, First Platform, and Inner Bottom.

CLASS: Independence COMMISSIONED: 17 JUN 1943 DECOMMISSIONED (FINAL): 16 JAN 1956


USS Antietam (CVS-36) - DWG DATE: 25 JUN 1958

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: General Information, Outboard Profile (port), Outboard Profile (starboard), Inboard Profile, Island Platforms & Bridges, Flight Deck, Gallery Deck, Forecastle Deck, Main Deck, Second Deck, Third Deck, Fourth Deck, First Platform, Second Platform, Hold, and Third Bottom.

NOTES: The port side Outboard Profile is slightly distorted on the horizontal plane.

CLASS: Essex COMMISSIONED: 28 JAN 1945 DECOMMISSIONED (FINAL): 8 MAY 1963


USS Midway (CV-41) - DWG DATE: 10 OCT 1957

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: General Information, Outboard Profile (port), Outboard Profile (starboard), Inboard Profile, Island Platforms & Bridge Levels, Flight Deck, Gallery Deck, Forecastle Deck, Lower Island Platform, Poop Deck, Main Deck, Second Deck, Third Deck, Fourth Deck, First Platform, Second Platform, Hold, Double Bottom, and Typical Sections.

CLASS: Midway COMMISSIONED: 10 SEP 1945 DECOMMISSIONED: 11 APR 1992


USS Saratoga (CV-60) - DWG DATE: 3 SEP 1993

USS Saratoga (CV-60) Damage Control Plates

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: Data Sheet, Outboard Profile (port), Outboard Profile (starboard), Inboard Profile, Island Levels, Flight Deck, Gallery Deck, 02 Level, 01 Level, Main Deck, Second Deck, Third Deck, Fourth Deck, First Platform, Second Platform, Hold, Double Bottom, and Public Release Memorandum.

DAMAGE CONTROL DIAGRAMS INCLUDE: Subdivision; Double Bottom, Hold, Second and First Platforms, and Wing Tanks. Subdivision; Fourth, Third, and Second Decks. Subdivision; Main Deck, 01 Level, and 02 Level. Firemain, Sprinkler, Foam, AFFF, and Washdown Systems.

NOTES: All but one of the Damage Control Plates have been split in scanning between forward and aft sections. Section A of the Firemain, Sprinkler, Foam, AFFF, and Washdown Systems is a single plate. The forward section of the first Subdivision is missing.

CLASS: Forrestal COMMISSIONED: 14 APR 1956 DECOMMISSIONED: 20 AUG 1994


HMS Puncher (D79) - DWG DATE: UNKNOWN EST 1944

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: General Information, Outboard Profile, Inboard Profile, Island Structure, Flight Deck, Walkways & Gun Platform, Gallery Deck & Walkways, Forecastle Deck & Deck House Flats, Main Deck, Second Deck, First Platform, Second Platform, Flats in Hold, Hold, Inner Bottom, and Midship & Type Sections.

NOTES: Originally constructed to be the USS Willapa (CVE-53), this Bogue Class escort carrier was transferred to the Royal Navy as part of the Lend Lease Act on 5 FEB 1944.

CLASS: Bogue COMMISSIONED: 5 FEB 1944 DECOMMISSIONED: 16 JAN 1946


USS Thetis Bay (CVE-90) - DWG DATE: 31 MAY 1945

BLUEPRINT PLATES INCLUDE: General Information, Outboard Profile, Island Structure, Flight Deck, Gallery Deck, Upper Deck, Hanger Deck, Second Deck, First Platform, Tank Top, Inner Bottom, Sections, Forward Sections, and After Sections.

CLASS: Casablanca COMMISSIONED: 12 APR 1944 DECOMMISSIONED (FINAL): 1 MAR 1964